It is clear that treating cleft lip/palate is difficult and time-consuming as considerable challenges exist in realizing the desirable treatment goals. As for surgery which lies at the heart of treatment plan, many surgical procedures involved at different stages of the treatments make cleft lip/palate patients come to terms with the financial and emotional problems. This lecture will show the viable option of using a non-aggressive approach to achieve satisfactory outcome and avoid major surgical interventions in the later stage of treatment.
Discuss various cleft lip/palate treatment procedures.
Demonstrate a non-aggressive approach to treat cleft lip/palate patients.
Use a non-aggressive approach as a viable option to avoid major surgeries in cleft lip/palate treatment.